The Mt. Hood National Forest works with many partners to deliver volunteer stewardship activities. Connecting with one of these partners is the best way to pursue volunteer opportunities on National Forest lands. See the links below for more information.

Additional volunteer opportunities across the country on public lands can be found at www.volunteer.gov.

For more information on our partners that offer volunteer opportunities, or to find out how to become one of those partners, please contact Rachel LaMedica at rachel.lamedica@usda.gov or (503) 668-1776.


Trail Stewardship

A team of people push a log off a trailThere are over 1200 miles of trails on the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Maintaining these trails is a core part of the volunteer effort on the forest!

Wilderness Stewardship

A man stands on a trail with Mt Hood in viewWilderness Stewards work in the Mt. Hood Wilderness and remind visitors of Leave No Trace principles


Forest Ranger talks to young studentsVolunteers are needed to help provide information to visitors and lead tours at Timberline Lodge.


Historic black and white photo of a wood shelterVarious organizations volunteer to help preserve and protect the historic sites at Mt. Hood National Forest.


Botany & Wildlife

Two workers in a field.Botany- Learn to identify invasive plant species and aid in their removal!

Wildlife - Volunteer with a wildlife biologist or perhaps at a seasonal event.

Key Contacts

General Volunteering Information Contacts:

Pacific NW Regional Office
Volunteer & Service Program Manager
(503) 808-2816

Rachel LaMedica,
Partnership Coordinator

Ron Kikel 
Hood River Ranger District